SOAS University of London

South Asia Section, School of Languages, Cultures & Linguistics

Current PhD Students & Recently Awarded PhDs

Sandra Sattler
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Cāmuṇḍā’s Glory:Representations of the Fierce Goddess in Puranic Literature and (Temple) Art

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Recently Awarded PhDs

  • Chinmay Sharma The Mahabharata re-constructed for Hindi and English publics: modernity and the "national epic"
  • Priyanka Basu "Bengali" Kobigaan: Performers, Histories and the Cultural Politics of "Folk"
  • Eleanor Halsall The Indo-German beginnings of Bombay Talkies, 1925-1939
  • Krishna Prasad Upadhyay Vulnerability and International Humanitarian Law: The Tharu Experience of Nepal’s Internal Armed Conflict (1996-2006)

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  • Mona Chettri Identitiy Politics in the Eastern Himalayas
  • Syed Asif Haider Muslim Modernities on the Hindi screen
  • Rashi Rohatgi Abhimanyu Unnuth and the World of Mauritian Hindi Poetry
  • Mayurika Chakravorty Enchantment and the politics of subversion: fantasy fiction in colonial Bengal
  • David Lunn Looking for Common Ground: Aspects of Cultural Production in Hindi/Urdu, 1900-1947
  • Udeni Samarasekara Reconstructing the Transition from Oral to Written: The Comparative Genesis and Reception of the Iliad, the Ramayana and the Aeneid
  • Soofia Siddique Remembering the revolt of 1857: Contrapuntal formations in Indian literature and history.
  • Louise Harrington Conflicted places and thirdspaces: the landscape of Partition in South Asian literature and film
  • Akhil Katyal Playing a double game: idioms of same sex desire in India
  • Nuno Mourato Translating Hinduism: Juan Mascaro and Indian Spirituality
  • Manjita Palit Songs of the Body: Embodiments of Sexuality in Bengali Literature and Culture, 1880-1920
  • Mara Malagodi Constitutional Nationalism and Legal Exclusion in Nepal (1990-2007)
  • Abu Musa Mohammad Arif Billah The Influence of Persian Literature on two Medieval Bengali Poets - Shah Muhammad Sagir and Alaol
  • Ana Jelnikar Towards Universal Man: R. Tagore, W.B. Yeats, and Srecko Kosovel: Identity in Difference
  • Sutanuka Ghosh Identity politics and the twentieth century bhadramahila in Bengali women's fiction
  • Choy Fah Kong Saccakiriya: The Belief in the Power of True Speech in Theravada Buddhist Tradition
  • Fabrizio Ferrari The Shunya Purana of Ramai Pandit: a survey of ancestral beliefs of Bengal
  • Angela Eyre Land, language and literary identity: a thematic comparison of Indian novels in Hindi and English
  • Tsering Shakya The Emergence of Modern Tibetan Literature - gsar rtsom
  • Hepzibah Israel Protestant translations of the Bible (1714-1995) and defining a protestant Tamil identity
  • Hanne-Ruth Thompson Towards a definitive grammar of Bengali: A study and criticism of research on selected grammatical structures
  • Rhoderick Chalmers "We Nepalis". Language, literature and the formation of a Nepali public sphere in India, 1914-1940
  • Rochelle Pinto The Formation of a Divided Public: Print, Language and Literature in Colonial Goa